Do you think private schools were $5 in the past? You left out the fact that USC is a private school known for high costs, AKA “University of Spoiled Children.” It *clearly* states that their cost is $67K/year, when public UC Irvine costs $14K/yr. So for a four year degree you paid +$200K more than UCI, even more if you had gone to a CalState. This one was entirely your own fault.
Also, older people in every generation say they had it harder when they were young. I bet it was happening 200 years ago too. It’s also very true! We are lucky to be born when there are so many modern conveniences.